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God calls us to a life free from the cares and snares of this world.

But our God-given freedom comes with responsibility. We cannot hoard God’s gift of liberty. Nor are we to use it to judge or enslave others. “Freely you have received, so freely give,” Jesus instructs His followers (Matthew 10:8). We owe it to those still enslaved by sin to tell them of the eternal freedom they can find in Christ Jesus, our Lord of liberty.

God has freed me from the bondage of sin and the penalty of death

Romans 6:21-23

What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now, being made free from sin and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification and the result of eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Christ makes me free; it is up to me to accept that freedom

Galatians 5:1

Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Freedom is God’s answer to prayer

Psalm 118:5

Out of my distress, I called on the LORD. The LORD answered me with freedom.

Godly freedom never comes at the expense of another

Galatians 5:13-14

For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don’t use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Freedom comes with responsibility

1 Peter 2:15-16

For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.

I praise God for freeing me from death

Psalm 102:19-21

For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary. From heaven, the LORD saw the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoner, to free those who are condemned to death, that men may declare the LORD’s name in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem.

God pays close attention to how I use my freedom

James 2:12-13

So speak and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom. For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

I serve God willingly because He has set me free

Psalm 116:16-17

LORD, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your servant girl. You have freed me from my chains. I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the LORD’s name.

The freedom God gives me changes me and affects my actions

James 1:25

But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.

Liars are not free

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.

The freedom Christ gives me is eternal

John 8:35-36

A bondservant doesn’t live in the house forever. A son remains forever. If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

God calls me to provide freedom to His children in need

Isaiah 58:6-7

Isn’t this the fast that I have chosen: to release the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Isn’t it to distribute your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh?

God expects me to pass on His gift of freedom

Matthew 10:8

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.